Well....another day and things improved from last week. MM at Southern yesterday off the back plates. Stroke and counting putts. Playing off 12 for the comp with a strong blustery Northerly/Nor Easter and some times 2 club strength. (Sorry didn't have "the beard" there so not sure what his rating would have been.)
Two tee start and as usual hitting off the 10th first.
10th - Double Bogey (after two duffed chips) 2 putts
11th - Par (FIR & GIR) 2 putts
12th - Par (GIR) 2 putts
13th - Bogey (FIR) Into that wind I was pretty happy with that 2 putts
14th - Double Bogey (FIR) 3 putts after leaving the first waaaay short
15th - Bogey 2 putts
16th - Par chipped close and 1 putt
17th - Bogey (GIR) 3 putts after missing it about 8 feet left of the flag
18th - Birdie NIL putts as putted from just off the front to a back flag. All net....swish.
42 OTS with 17 putts
1st - Par (Fir) 1 putt
2nd - Par (FIR & GIR) 2 putts
3rd - Par 1 putt after a good chip
4th - Bogey (FIR & GIR) 3 putt after leaving the first waaaay too short
5th - Par (FIR) 1 putt
6th - Par (Sandy) 1 putt
7th - Bogey 2 putts
8th - Par 1 putt after another good chip
9th - Bogey (FIR) 2 putts
39 OTS with 14 putts
42 & 39 for 81 gross and net 69 31 putts
A couple of really good "Up and downs" saved my bacon but still can't stop thinking about the 2 fat chips on my first hole that should have been better.
Won the MM and score flagged as a played to 9. Handicap drop to 9.6. Also won the raffle and a dozen Melbourne stubbies coming my way next week. Good day.